Need a Hairstyle for a Special Occasion? Here are 10 to Choose From!

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Do you need a hairstyle for a special occasion? These ten hairstyles for special occasions could be used for a night out, festival or an event such as a prom or a wedding.

This post is all about the best hairstyle for a special occasion

Hairstyle for a Special Occasion

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1. Hairstyles for Special Occasions with Hair Down

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The first hairstyle is all down. It has curls and waves at the back and is easy to create at home using the Babyliss Secret Curl Styler.

Babyliss 2667U Secret Curl Styler
  • Pioneering Auto Curl technology to effortlessly create beautiful curls with long-lasting effect
  • Easy to use, hair is automatically drawn gently into ceramic chamber where it is softly heated to...
  • Professional heating system for fast curl formation
  • With 2 heat settings of 210C and 230C and 3 timer settings, it creates different curl effects with...
  • Auto alternating curl direction for natural, effortless curls

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2. Two Braids

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The next look is a large braid with a tiny plait in the centre. It’s unique and perfect for a special occasion!

Check out the following book on how to braid your hair at home.

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DIY Braids: From crowns to fishtails, easy, step-by-step hair braiding instructions
  • Coefield Creator of the YouTube channel asksash88, Sasha (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 144 Pages - 01/31/2014 (Publication Date) - Adams Media Corporation (Publisher)

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3. Plaits and Roses

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This look is perfect for standing out from the crowd. Additionally, it’ll keep your long hair out of your face.

The braiding handbook below has instructions on how to create a similar look.

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New Braiding Handbook: 60 Modern Twists on the Classic Hairstyle
  • Smith, Abby (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)
  • 128 Pages - 05/29/2014 (Publication Date) - Ulysses Press (Publisher)

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4. Half up with a Double Braid

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The half up double braid will allow you to leave your hair down whilst adding a special touch.

If you are unable to braid your own hair it’s possible to buy clip on braids.

FLORATA 21" Claw Jaw Braiding Hair Clip in Hair Extensions Synthetic Fishtail Braid Ponytail...
  • This product is a fishtail braid made of five wigs. If you don't like this kind of braid, you can...
  • Approx. Length:21" --- Weight: 180g --- Style: JAW CLAW Fishtail Braid Ponytail Extension
  • Texture: Wavy hair extensions High quality, tangle free,silky soft.
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  • Fit to all head sizes. Attached by a claw/crocodile clip with drawstring, which provide secure and...

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5. Messy Braid

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The messy braid is popular for proms and weddings and a perfect hairstyle for a special occasion. It’s also easy to add accessories such as clips and bows.

You can also buy clip on messy or large braids if you are unable to braid your own hair.

21" Claw Jaw Braiding Hair Piece Fishtail Braids Clip in Hair Extensions Braid Ponytail Extension...
  • Unique Fishtail Braid Hair Design - The Claw Jaw Braiding is a Fishtail Braid made of five wigs. If...
  • Claw Braiding Extension Details - Length: 21 Inch. Net Weight: 160g.Style: High Qulity JAW CLAW...
  • New Fashion Style - SLLIE New Jaw/Claw braiding hair extension.Premium quality clip claw braidl hair...
  • Wear Secure Claw/Jaw - Our Synthetic Fishtail Braiding Extensions are Attached by High Quality...
  • Multi-Occasions and People - The Claw Jaw Braiding Hair Extesions look like a real braid, Soft and...

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6. Cute Bun Hairstyle for a Special Cccasion

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Messy buns always make great hairstyles for a special occasion.

It’s sometimes nice to also add hair pins to a look. Amazon have a lovely selection of crystal hair pins to choose from.

Unicra Bride Wedding Crystal Hair Pins Flower Bridal Hair Pieces Wedding Hair Accessories for Women...
  • Materials: alloy wire, rhinestones; Pack of 3;
  • Dimensions as shown; Color: Gold and Silver ;You can choose colors and bend products according to...
  • 100% handmade hair pins for wedding party, evening and other occasions;
  • Gentle and delicate bridal hair pins handcrafted from silver wire, rhinestones and pins. This...
  • Attention: Size may be 2cm/1 inch inaccuracy due to hand measure; Color may be little different due...

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7. Updo with Light Curls

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If you have thin hair and want to make it look a bit thicker with an updo you can add a hair piece.

There are many different styles and colours and it’s possible to find something the same colour as your own hair. I have often worn them and no one even realised it wasn’t my own hair!

Short Messy Curly Dish Hair Bun Extension Easy Stretch hair Combs Clip in Ponytail Extension...
  • Color: Sandy Blonde & Bleach Blonde, Weight:85g.
  • Made by 100% high quality Synthetic fiber, it looks, moves and feels like real hair with affordable...
  • Messy bun features Stretch Hair Combs Double Clips, clips in perfectly over your own ponytail.
  • Adjustable Size with Easy combs fit most bun and ponytail size
  • Notice: Stretch Hair Combs and Messy Curly hairpiece are inseparable. Due to different computer...

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8. Curls

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Curls always make an excellent hairstyle for a special occasion. This up style with curls can be achieved easily using the Bablyiss Secret Curl Styler.

Babyliss 2667U Secret Curl Styler
  • Pioneering Auto Curl technology to effortlessly create beautiful curls with long-lasting effect
  • Easy to use, hair is automatically drawn gently into ceramic chamber where it is softly heated to...
  • Professional heating system for fast curl formation
  • With 2 heat settings of 210C and 230C and 3 timer settings, it creates different curl effects with...
  • Auto alternating curl direction for natural, effortless curls

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9. Ringlets

If you’re after a statement hairstyle for a special night, consider a combination of ringlets and a bow. Not only does it look stylish, but it’s also easy to create either with hair extensions or curling tongs.

WIG ME UP - N900A+2-V-2T33 Ponytail Hairpiece Extensions elaborate baroque ringlets corkscrew curls...
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BaByliss Curl Pro 210 Tong
  • For lasting bouncy curls.
  • 25mm tourmaline-ceramic barrel creates smooth curls.
  • Easy to use lever to softly hold the hair as you curl.
  • 5 digital temperature settings from 150°C - 210°C.
  • High heat performance with ultra-fast heat up.

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10. Messy Braid with Accessorises

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This style and flower accessories are very popular at festivals such as Coachella and Glastonbury.

Simsly Bride Wedding Hair Pins Flower Silver Hair Clips Crystal Bridal Headpiece Hair Accessories...
  • Wedding hair piece with pearl and rhinestones, silver color can be used for any bridal hair style....
  • Size: as the picture shown. Please allow 1-3 cm error by purely hand measuring.We only use high...
  • Simsly handmade wedding headpiece will make You elegant and graceful, it Is of great quality.And it...
  • Fashion bridal hair pins for Wedding , Evening Party, Anniversary, Valentines-day, Gifts or other...
  • Add an elegant yet subtle sparkle to your bridal hair with our Giselle Crystal Hair Pin. Flexible...

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Have You Sorted Out Your Nails?

To complete your look check out the following post to get some ideas on how to wear your nails:

Hairstyle for Special Occasion – Save it to Pinterest!

If you were inspired by any of these hairstyles for special occasions why don’t you click on the red save button in the top left of the image and save it to your prom/wedding or hair board on Pinterest? Alternatively you could use the image below.

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Hairstyle for a Special Occasion FAQs

How do I style my hair for special occasions?

I’ve used a ghd ceramic hair styler for the last 20 years and it’s the best tool to style your own hair.

How do I style my special occasion curly hair?

The Babyliss Secret Curl Styler takes a bit of practice at first but once you’ve got the hang of it it’s the perfect tool to curl your hair for special occasions.

What is the cutest hairstyle?

Other hairstyles not mentioned in this post but which are also cute and stylish include: slicked back high pony tail, French braids, bun, or a 90s look with a headband.

What hairstyle should I do for prom?

All the designs on this page would be suitable for prom. You could also use straighteners to wear your hair completely straight or create a side or a high pony tail. If you have curling irons, hot rollers, foam rollers or flat irons you can create a number of different looks with tight or soft curls.

Hairstyle for a Special Occasion

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  1. Mary Kate
    May 1, 2020 / 10:06 pm

    Beautiful! I want long hair again!

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